We begin the show with John Cena, who shouts out an 11 year old whose birthday is today and missed the fans, the confusion, the electricity, the Let’s Go Cena chants, the Cena sucks chants and most importantly, the loudness. Tonight is electric, deafening loud, and we live from Dallas, Texas.
He’s here tonight to explain himself and why he returned. He showed up to ruin Roman Reigns’ championship celebration. Reigns and Heyman were angry, and everyone was asking why and who brought him back to WWE? It was the fans. We can cheer and boo together and connect with people that love this. It was the fans that brought him back as well as Roman Reigns. What is he for? The Universal Championship at Summerslam. Why?
It could be because of the 17th title reign, or being in the main event, but it’s simply because Roman Reigns is an asshole. And he needs to be knocked down a peg or two and the experience needs to end. He’s overexposed, overprotected and overhyped, and not nearly as over as people think. And that’s coming from him? There’s an old saying that if you’re good, you’ll tell people. But if you’re great, the crowd will tell you. And he’ll be on SmackDown on Friday night, and he can’t wait to see you. Out comes Riddle.
Cena says he finally get it, bro. He and Riddle say bro back and forth while Cena exits.
Riddle and The Viking Raiders vs. John Morrison, AJ Styles and Omos
Riddle and The Viking Raiders win when Morrison sprays water on Omos and Omos mistakes it for Miz. He chases him down the ramp, Morrison gets in his way and Omos chucks Morrison back in the ring where the Raiders are waiting with The Viking Experience.
Winners: Riddle and The Viking Experience
We see Jaxson Ryker staring backstage into the camera. We get a replay of the Strap match between he and Elias. Ryker says to wait till what he does to him tonight.
Jaxson Ryker vs. Elias – Symphony of Destruction Match
Ryker wins with a super plex through two tables on the outside.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker
Mansoor is backstage with Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville, talking about he and Mustafa Ali teaming next week. Ali walks up and Deville reveals the plans for next week. Ali says he never said anything about teaming next week, and knows nothing about it. He’s not happy. Mansoor talks about Ali trying to teach him lessons as of late, and says what better way than to stand next to him in a match. Ali ends up agreeing to the match and says Mansoor better not screw this up. WWE United States Champion Sheamus walks up and he’s complaining about Humberto Carrillo, and why he has to face Carrillo again after beating him already. Deville says it’s only fair to give Carrillo a chance to earn a title match. Sheamus don’t be surprised if Carrillo leaves the match in a solid steel mask after Sheamus smashes his face. Sheamus walks off.
– Still to come, the Championship Coronation for Charlotte Flair. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and still to come is the Open Challenge from Bobby Lashley.
– We go back to the ring and out comes new RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for her Championship Coronation. We see how she won the title from Rhea Ripley at WWE Money In the Bank on Sunday.
Flair says this feels so good and she is so proud to be standing here as your queen. She goes on about how the past year hasn’t been good to us, but she is here now and she is our opportunity. She rips Ripley as a snake and an opportunist. Flair says Ripley can do as many of her moves as she wants but she will never measure up to the original. Flair says we won’t believe the out-pour of texts.
Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo
Sheamus defeats Carillo with the Brogue Kick. Damian Priest was watching backstage.
Back from the break and Lashley takes the mic. He says he did all the talking he needed to do last night when he destroyed Kofi Kingston, so no more talking. MVP takes the mic and taunts the Dallas crowd for being fans of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. He goes on about how Lashley made a statement at the expense of Kofi last night. He talks about how Kofi’s recent words on Lashley going soft actually lit a fire within Lashley. MVP says whoever answers this challenge tonight will be annihilated. MVP declares that no one will take this WWE Title from Lashley. No more women, no more champagne, no more fun and games, as Lashley said – no more b——t. MVP says they are back to business. He goes on hyping Lashley up and Lashley asks who’s going to be the one to answer this challenge.
Some fans chant for WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. The music interrupts and out comes Keith Lee making his return. Lashley looks a bit shocked but also annoyed. Lee heads to the ring to somewhat of a big pop from his home state crowd. Lee enters the ring and faces off with Lashley as we go back to commercial.
Bobby Lashley vs. Keith Lede
Lashley wins with the Spear.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Lashley celebrates but out comes a returning Goldberg. He gets into Bobby’s face and simply says he’s next. Lashley has to be retrained by MVP as he retreats.
BACKSTAGE, Lashley is livid. In comes the mic. MVP says Goldberg won’t get a response after what he just did.
In the ring, Jinder and Shanky and Veer are big chillin. Jinder says today is his birthday. It gets better. Drew is NOT Mr. MitB. Jinder goes over the past few weeks with some recaps, including the broken sword and beat up motorcycle.
Jinder says he can buy another motorcycle; hell, he can buy ten, but Drew can never get a title shot so long as Lashley is is champion. Jinder gives the mic to Shanky to sing Happy Birthday to Jinder, and sing it, he does…
DREW IS HERE WITH A CHAIR! He smacks Jinder in the back, then attacks Veer. Shanky stands there, tells Drew to stop. Holds his hands out, looking for peace. Drew attacks him anyway. Crowd wants a ONE MORE TIME, but Drew removes his shirt instead. He then goes back out to grab a chair, listening to the crowd. Drew pulls Shanky by the ankle, and that name is odd to type. Drew attcks the leg and ass.
Drew smacks him 20 times.
WE come back to RAW, and Karrion Kross is here, standing all angrily. He is wearing his gold proudly, walking down the ramp by himself.
Jeff Hardy vs. Karrion Kross
Hardy scores the win when he pins Kross with Hardy’s foot on the ropes. Hardy also brought back his old theme song, No More Words.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Kross is interviewed in the ring and just said Hardy made the worst mistake of his life because everyone will eventually have to fall and pray. He grabs his NXT Title ringside and leaves.
Bliss welcomes us to her playground. She says she is a little sore today, but it’s ok. She has a very special guest today. Welcome back Lily!
In comes Eva looking her Joker best. She thought Alexa learned her lesson. Bliss ignores Eva. Eva takes offense. Bliss says hello to Piper. She finally acknowledges Eva with a mocking “Yay.” If she insists on coming to her playground, she must know it’s a bad idea to say anything bad about Lily.
Eva considers tossing her in the trash. Ha. Ha. Bliss says she hopes she doesn’t, plus she doesn’t want to put Lily back in timeout so soon, but Bliss has an idea. What if they put Piper in timeout so that everyone can see what Eva can do without anyone’s help.
Eva will not waste anymore of her time with this. Eva tries to walk away, thn trips…over nothing….horribly….
Charlotte Flair (C) vs. Rhea Ripley – RAW Women’s Championship
Flair attempts to leave the ring and as Rhea follows suit, Flair strikes her with the title belt for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Rhea Ripley
After the match, the two brawl and eventually Rhea gets the Riptide. Nikki A.S.H music hits and she’s cashing in. The bell is rung and the match is official.
Charlotte Flair (C) vs. Nikki A.S.H – RAW Women’s Championship
Nikki scores the victory with the diving crossbody to win the title.
Winner: Nikki A.S.H
Nikki goes to celebrate in the crowd as RAW goes off the air.